Quebecer Charles Leblanc was recalled by the Miami Marlins on Friday and could play his first game in major league baseball in the evening, when the New York Mets will be at Marlins Park.
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"I didn't sleep much last night," said the 26-year-old athlete when contacted by QMI Agency journalist Benoît Rioux.
“It was a roller coaster. I had been taken out of training shortly before Thursday's game [at the AAA level], but I was placed on the "taxi squad" and often, in this position, you do not play. I was a little disappointed. But, I was called into [Marlins manager] Don Mattingly's office a little later to hear the good news."
The Laval native will therefore be dressed for the duel against the Big Apple team, but is not part of his club's starting lineup.
Leblanc is having a fantastic 2022 season with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at the AAA level. In 87 games, he batted .302. The infielder also hit 14 home runs, drove in 45 runs and stole six bases.
If ever Leblanc sees ground soon, he will become the third Quebecer to play in the major leagues this season, after Abraham Toro (Seattle Mariners) and Otto Lopez (Toronto Blue Jays)